Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson dies

By Stermy 6 Min Read

Townflex Entertainment News, UK. – Information gathered confirms the death of Oscar-winning actress and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson after a ‘brief illness’.

Glenda Jackson dead: Born with her legal name Glenda May Jackson CBE, the English actress and politician died aged 87, she pased away in the early hours of thursday, June 15, 2023.

The news of her death was made known to the public following a statement shared online by her agent Lionel Larner, which stated that the actress died peacefully at her home with her family by her side after a brief illness.

The statement reads; “‘Glenda Jackson, two-time Academy Award-winning actress and politician, died peacefully at her home in Blackheath, London this morning after a brief illness with her family at her side.

“She recently completed filming ‘The Great Escaper’ in which she co-starred with Michael Caine.”

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Biography. Who is Glenda Jackson?

Bio: Glenda Jackson was a renowned British actress who had a successful career in both film and stage. Born on May 9, 1936, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, she passed away on November 24, 2021, at the age of 85. Throughout her life, Glenda Jackson made a significant impact on the entertainment industry, leaving behind a rich legacy.

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Glenda Jackson pictured with her Oscar for Women In Love

Early Life: Glenda Jackson grew up in a working-class family in Birkenhead. She attended the West Kirby Grammar School for Girls, where she developed an interest in acting and participated in various school productions. After completing her education, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London to hone her acting skills.

Career: Glenda Jackson’s acting career took off in the 1960s when she made her stage debut at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Her breakthrough came in 1964 with the production of “Marat/Sade,” where she played the role of Charlotte Corday. Her performance earned critical acclaim and propelled her to prominence.

Jackson’s talent and versatility on stage soon led to opportunities in film. She made her big-screen debut in 1965 with the film “This Sporting Life,” for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, she appeared in numerous notable films, including “Women in Love” (1969) and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1971).

In addition to her film work, Glenda Jackson continued to excel in the theater. She portrayed a wide range of characters, including Queen Elizabeth I in “Mary, Queen of Scots” and the title role in “Hedda Gabler.” Her exceptional performances earned her critical acclaim and cemented her reputation as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

Awards and Nominations: Glenda Jackson’s remarkable talent garnered her numerous accolades throughout her career. She received two Academy Awards for Best Actress, winning for her roles in “Women in Love” (1970) and “A Touch of Class” (1973). In total, she earned five Academy Award nominations.

On the theater front, Jackson also achieved great success. She won two Tony Awards for her performances in “Strange Interlude” (1972) and “Three Tall Women” (1994). She received numerous other nominations and awards for her stage work, solidifying her status as a revered actress in both the film and theater industries.

Movies: Glenda Jackson appeared in several notable movies throughout her career. Here are some of her most prominent film roles:

  1. This Sporting Life (1963)
  2. The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
  3. Women in Love (1969)
  4. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
  5. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
  6. A Touch of Class (1973)
  7. Hedda (1975)
  8. The Incredible Sarah (1976)
  9. The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
  10. House Calls (1978)
  11. Hopscotch (1980)
  12. Giro City (1982)
  13. Beyond Therapy (1987)
  14. Salome’s Last Dance (1988)
  15. The Rainbow (1989)
  16. The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (1992)
  17. The House of Mirth (2000)
  18. King Lear (2008)
  19. The Last Full Measure (2019)

These are just a selection of Glenda Jackson’s filmography, showcasing her versatility and range as an actress. Her performances in these movies often received critical acclaim and contributed to her enduring legacy in the film industry.

Glenda Jackson will be remembered as a remarkably talented actress who fearlessly tackled a wide range of roles throughout her career. Her immense talent, multiple awards, and profound impact on the acting world have left an indelible mark on the industry, making her an unforgettable figure in the history of British and international cinema and theater.

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